Saturday, May 13, 2006

Giving to Get

Proverbs 13:7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

To the world this verse may make no sense. In today's times it seems everyone is out to see how much they can get with the littlest effort of work - but according to God's Word that isn't how it works.

If you truly want to be rich in this world (and I'm not just talking about money and material possessions) than start giving to others. The more you give to others the richer your life will be....God promises!!!!

Over this last week I have been richly blessed by giving. We had a family move to our town and join our church. They moved here from California and they didn't bring anything but their clothes, pictures, and important papers with them. They got an apartment but literally had NOTHING in it. Throughout this week I have been finding things to furnish their home - boy, do I LOVE!!!!

This family now has a love seat, a beautiful upholstered chair, a coffee table, a bed, and 4 book shelves - plus some extras to pretty everything up. They are thrilled and so I am. I have been richly blessed this week and so have they - and so has everyone in the community that has donated stuff for them.

All those people that gave could have chosen to hold on to those things and felt that they were "rich" because of all the "stuff" they had - but instead they gave it to someone who needed it more ~~~ now we all feel richer!!!!

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